Ars Electronica Center
Festival Ars Electronica
Prix Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica Futurelab

Christopher Ruckerbauer
T: +43.732.7272.38
F: +43.732.7272.638

Robert Bauernhansl
T: +43.732.7272.32
F: +43.732.7272.632
press release pdf
photo 300 dpi
photo 300 dpi
photo 300 dpi

Prix Ars Electronica 2008: Entry Deadline Extended to March 19!
Entrants still have until March 19, 2008 to submit projects for prize consideration to this year's Prix Ars Electronica. The deadline in the u19 - freestyle computing category has also been extended to April 7, 2008.

(Linz, March 12, 2008) In response to numerous requests, the deadline for submissions to this year's Prix Ars Electronica has been extended. Creatives have until March 19 to submit their work to the Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Digital Musics, Interactive Art, Hybrid Art and Digital Communities categories, and to vie for the Media.Art.Research Award. Austrian young people have until April 7 to get in the running in u19 - freestyle computing. The 2008 grand prizewinners will be singled out for recognition with six Golden Nica statuettes, an award from Linz’s Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, and prize money totaling 115,000 euros. Lead sponsors of the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica are voestalpine and LIWEST.

Seven Categories

The competition’s seven categories mirror the diversity of creativity in the media arts. This is made especially clear by the Hybrid Art category that premiered last year: intentionally open-ended, Hybrid Art focuses on efforts to achieve crossover at the nexus of art and science, remixes and mash-ups of different genres and forms of artistic expression. The other 2008 Prix Ars Electronica categories are COMPUTER ANIMATION / FILM / VFX, INTERACTIVE ART, DIGITAL MUSICS, DIGITAL COMMUNITIES, u19 – freestyle computing and the Media.Art.Research Award. Details about the individual categories and entry rules are available at www.aec.at/prix. Submit questions via e-mail to info@prixars.aec.at.

World’s highest endowed media art competition

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has been the most important international showcase of excellence for digital media at the interface of art, technology and society. Equally wide-ranging is the spectrum of participants—from world-renowned artists (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lynn Hershman, Toshio Iwai / Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Cunningham / Aphex Twin) and Oscar-winners (John Lasseter, Chris Landreth) to young people blazing new trails in creativity (Graffiti Research Lab). Thanks to the name this competition has made for itself around the world, the fact that it’s held annually and the large number of submissions it attracts—37,542 since 1987—the Prix Ars Electronica Archive can now provide detailed insights into the development of media art, its openness, diversity and significant trends. Participation in the 2007 competition set a record: 3,374 submissions from 63 countries. With prize money of 115,000 euros, the Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s highest endowed competition in the media arts.

Organizers and Sponsors

The Prix Ars Electronica is organized by the Ars Electronica Center Linz and the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Upper Austria Regional Studio. Cooperating partners are the Brucknerhaus and the O.K Center for Contemporary Art. The Prix Ars Electronica is supported by the City of Linz and the Province of Upper Austria. Lead sponsors are voestalpine and LIWEST. Additional sponsors are KulturKontakt Austria, Pöstlingberg Schlössl, Casinos Austria and Sony DADC.

With queries, please contact:

Christopher Ruckerbauer
Press Officer Ars Electronica

Office Phone +43.732.7272-38
Fax +43.732.7272-638
Cell Phone: +43.664-81 26 156

Email: christopher.ruckerbauer@aec.at
URL: http://www.aec.at/press

© Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, info@aec.at